Job Posting

Vancouver Community Psychiatrist

Posted: March 28, 2014

Expiring: September 24, 2014

Last Updated: March 28, 2014

Salary: $250,000.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible

Minimum Education: Doctorate Degree

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Specialist Physicians (3111)

NOC Job Title: Psychiatrist

Job Number: 135722

Job Location(s)

520 W. 6th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5Z 4H5 Canada

Job Description

The Vancouver Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team requires a psychiatrist with ACT and addiction psychiatry experience. This position will also provide clinical service to the other Mental Health & Addiction Services as required, such as the Community Mental Health Teams and Programs.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a unique service delivery approach for individuals struggling with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses and addictions. Individualized assessment and treatment, rehabilitation and support services are provided to clients in their communities rather than in traditional office settings. The team helps clients deal with housing stability issues and criminal justice system involvement while addressing mental health and addiction disorders with low client-to-staff ratio, frequent contact and 24/7 operations.

The psychiatrist with the team provides clinical assessment, treatment and rehabilitation during regular business hours with shared on-call responsibilities.

Employer: Vancouver Coastal Health

Work preformed at: Vancouver Coastal Health: 520 W. 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 4H5

  • Estimated Start Date: May 01 2014
  • On-Call Hours:  to be determined
  • Hours of Work:  37.5
  • Compensation Type: Combination
  • Vacation Leave: 8 weeks unpaid leave/year is standard
  • Overhead:  none   (% or amount per month)
  • Billing Split: 30% FFS/70% Sessional at ACT, 50/50 with Mental Health Teams
  • Other Benefits: none

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) N/A
  • Anesthesia Experience  N/A
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) N/A
  • Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License Provisional
  • Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) N/A
  • Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) Eligible  N/A
  • Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP) – Emergency Medicine N/A
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Mandatory
  • Emergency Experience N/A
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) N/A
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) N/A
  • Obstetric Experience N/A
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PAL) N/A
  • Surgical Skills N/A


  • Experience and knowledge of mental health recovery models and practice;
  • Experience with urban homeless populations with serious mental illness, substance dependency and complex medical health conditions;
  • Experience with trans- disciplinary teams, including a strong respect for other disciplines and understanding their strengths


How to Apply

Expiring: September 24, 2014

Contact: Health Match BC - Posting VCHA-0928

Phone: 1 877 867 3061

Fax: 604-736-5963